Factsheet: Examples of how employers have Banned the Box

This factsheet summarises how companies who have joined Business in the Community's Ban the Box campaign now ask about criminal convictions during the recruitment process

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Examples of how and when to ask about criminal conviction

  • Find out how Ban the Box employers are asking about criminal convictions – if at all
  • Learn why they have decided to remove the tick box from the application forms
  • Inform your own HR policies around how and when to ask about criminal convictions

BITC’s Ban the Box campaign encourages employers to remove the tick box asking about criminal convictions from their first application form.

This factsheet provides tangible examples for other employers to use to inform their own fairer HR policies.

BITC’s Ban the Box Campaign was launched in October, since then it has encouraged the likes of Alliance Boots and Freshfields to remove the tick box from their application forms and ask about criminal conviction at a later stage in the hiring process. To join them in levelling the playing field for applicants with criminal convictions, contact Banthebox@bitc.org.uk